To: All Scoutmasters and Youth Groups
Re: Use of Los Altos Rod and Gun Club Range Facilities
The following are some of our guidelines and rules pertaining to your group's use of our facilities.
Members, leaders, and instructors of non-profit organizations, such as Scouts, church youth groups, and youth shooting clubs who conduct training in gun handling, safety, and shooting skills, will be permitted free use of the Range Facilities (not including the Members-Only range and the Electric Trap range), at the sole discretion of the Los Altos Rod and Gun Club. We ask that your troop wear its colors - it looks great to have a Scout troop in uniform on the range.
Requests must be made in writing, for review by the Range Master and Director of Operations. The request must substantiate the requesting organization's status, number of participants, and training/activity to be conducted. This request will be required for each use and should be submitted at least 45 days before the desired date and time. This will allow sufficient time for consideration and approval, and scheduling.
The range is open to the public Thursday-Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm (4 pm during the winter months of November-March). We are closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. On rare occasions, we close due to poor weather. I enclose a copy of our Range Rules, which you should review before arriving.
The Los Altos Rod and Gun Club requires that anyone under the age of
eighteen (18) be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or have
consent signed by their parent or legal guardian designating a person
years of age who will accompany and supervise the minor. (refer to our minor policy and parental permission form).
Anyone between the ages of 18 and 21 planning to shoot a handgun must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or have written consent signed by their parent or legal guardian to shoot a handgun at the range. (This is not required for rifle or shotgun).
You can print and make copies of our Parental Permission Form for use with each participant.
Eye and Hearing protection is mandatory for all persons going to our range, including those persons who are merely observing. For your convenience, we sell eye protection and ear plugs, and both sell and rent ear muffs.
When you arrive on your scheduled day, assemble your group on the lawn area. One person from the group shall notify the office staff that you are here and your group will be given a designated sign in sheet. Each person must sign in. Please note on the sign in sheet how many youths and how many adults are in your group. Our Range Master or a Range Officer he designates will meet you, and instruct you on our procedures and rules. Once this meeting has taken place, and any questions addressed, the Range Master will accompany your group to the appropriate range, and stay with you as you set up and begin your session. You will be allocated a reasonable number of shooting positions based on your group's size and the number of customers at the range on that day.
The group are guests at our facility, and must obey all rules, and exhibit proper behavior. The group must be supervised by qualified adults in the group, such as NRA certified instructors. Youth shooters must be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult at all times. One adult for every 3 or 4 youths usually works well, with direct one-on-one supervision of each youth when shooting.
We sell a variety of ammunition and targets at competitive prices, which we encourage you to purchase here at the range.
Our picnic area is available to you. If you would like to use the BBQ pit, please indicate in your Letter of Request so we can ensure it is reserved for your group. We also sell sodas and snacks.
After your shooting session, we request that you send us a thank you letter for our file. Also, if you have any comments or suggestions, they are most welcome.
We hope that you will have an enjoyable session at our Range. If you would like to return again in the future, please remember to contact us in advance for scheduling.
Very Truly Yours,
LOS ALTOS ROD AND GUN CLUB